Does Thornberry Want to Respond to Falklands Hero? “No, Not Really”

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Emily Thornberry began this Talk Radio interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer by saying we should talk to the Argies about the Falklands, and it did not get much better from there. Asked if she wanted to respond to the views of Falklands veteran Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, the Shadow Defence Secretary replied: “No, not really”. McBride still has work to do…

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FCO Vows to “Resist Argentine Threats”

The stretched twig of peace is once again at melting point.

Tension is high as Argentina’s state prosecutor orders an embargo of UK assets involved in Falklands hydrocarbons operations, demanding the seizure of more than $156m of international equipment, including ships, drilling platforms and bank accounts.

FCO minister Hugo Swire is threatening appropriate measures over this “flagrant and unacceptable campaign to strangle the Falkland Islands”.

“We have been absolutely clear that Argentine domestic law does not apply in the Falkland Islands, nor in the waters that surround them… The government of Argentina should refrain from unjustified provocations of this kind… The Falkland Islanders have every right to decide their own future, including through the development of their economy. As ever, we stand behind them and are confident that the international community will continue to resist these Argentine threats.”

We will not flinch…

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